Thankyou Stardock! I've been patiently waiting to fire up LH again and now it seems my waiting has not been in vain
What I see are mostly spell and combat changes. Will there be any changes to the economic system? I don't want to sound too greedy but it would be cool if there was a 4th unique pathway to upgrade your city alongside the Town, Conclave and Fortress; the Capital. This city class could be a jack of all trades type of city but doesn't specialise as much as Towns, Conclaves or fortresses - obviously you can only have one and you can choose to make a city a capital when it reaches level 2. It also gives you some unique upgrade buildings and traits that you can't get in other cities....
For one thing - it's cool to have a capital that does some stuff that you can't do in other cities - that's a plus for roleplaying.
Secondly if you lose your expo cities, your capital can still allow your empire to function reasonably well, i.e. in producing mana, armies and food.
Also sometimes the map just deals some pretty poor dirt with few options to expand to. In this case having a capital city can compensate for having a few poor expansion sites.